HB 707 was about freedom and tolerance

Jindal on religious liberty order: ‘Don’t waste your time trying to bully me in Louisiana’

Louisiana Governor issues executive order protecting traditional marriage advocates

Religious Objections Bill to get hearing

Bobby Jindal stands against big business to protect religious liberty

La. Marriage and Conscience Act protects freedom of Louisianans

Religious freedom bill sponser Rep. Mike Johnson: Superman for Louisiana’s religious right?

Modest conscience protections in Louisiana elicit hysteria

35 Louisiana businesses sign open letter opposing religious freedom bill

Is RFRA dead in N.C.?

Louisiana conscience bill protects against discrimination in licensing

Louisiana lawmakers debate religious freedom bill despite controversies

Louisiana Religious Freedom bill amendments proposed, then deferred

Why do we need Louisiana’s Marriage and Conscience Act? Ask Indiana pizza owners

The real religious freedom fight is about to begin — in Louisiana

Why Louisiana can’t break the confessional’s seal

    First Things: In January of this year, the U.S. Supreme court declined to intervene in a case in which the prosecutor wants to force Fr. Jeff Bayhi, a priest of the diocese of Baton Rouge, to testify about a confession in court. He allegedly told a fourteen year-old in 2008 to forget about the sexual abuse she had suffered from a family member. If Fr. Bayhi indeed did this, he will have to take responsibility for this despicable and unpastoral act at a higher, heavenly court—but he cannot be expected to discuss the contents of a confession in a U.S. court of law.

  • Posted: 02/17/2015
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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Planned Parenthood appeals Bobby Jindal administration’s rejection of abortion services in New Orleans

Planned Parenthood appeals Louisiana’s decision denying abortion biz in New Orleans

Louisiana Supreme Court urged to rule in same-sex marriage

Did the Supreme Court K-O the seal of the confessional?

Ambulance transports 27th woman from St. Louis Planned Parenthood abortion center

St. Louis Planned Parenthood botches 27 abortions in 5 years, another woman rushed to hospital

Rulings differ on same-sex marriage in Louisiana

Ruling in Louisiana could guide new legal strategy for defending marriage

Definition of marriage must ultimately go to high court

Federal judge upholds right of Louisiana citizens to preserve one man-one woman marriage

Louisiana ruling upholds state’s marriage amendment

Louisiana marriage amendment survives challenge

    SCOTUS Blog: Ruling that the Supreme Court’s one-year-old decision striking down a provision of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act “does little more than give both sides in this case something to hope for,” a federal judge in New Orleans on Wednesday upheld Louisiana’s ban on same-sex marriages and its refusal to recognize any such union performed in another state. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Martin C. Feldman thus became the first by a federal court to reject a constitutional challenge since the Justices’ decision in United States v. Windsor.

  • Posted: 09/04/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.scotusblog.com

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Federal judge becomes first to uphold state marriage amendment

Louisiana ruling ends pro-gay marriage ruling streak

Louisiana’s marriage law upheld by federal judge

Louisiana’s marriage law upheld by federal judge

ADF: Federal court right to uphold Louisianans’ freedom to preserve marriage

    “The people of Louisiana – and the people of every state – should continue to have the authority to affirm marriage as the union of a man and a woman in their laws. The district court in this case was right to conclude, as the U.S. Supreme Court did in its Windsor decision last year, that marriage law is the business of the states. We concur with the district court’s observation that ‘Louisiana is acting squarely within the scope of its traditional authority, as underscored by Justice Kennedy’ in the Windsor decision.” -Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Byron Babione

  • Posted: 09/03/2014
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  • Category: Featured

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Federal judge upholds Louisiana’s marriage law

Legal wars on abortion heating up

Federal lawsuit filed against new La. abortion law

Planned Parenthood contractor cited by state for violations

U.S. judge in La. same-sex marriage case says no more oral arguments

Louisiana court’s ruling that Catholic priest testify about confession criticized by Baton Rouge Diocese

    nola.com: The Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge has issued a statement decrying a decision by the Louisiana Supreme Court that could compel a local priest to testify in court about confessions he might have received. The alleged confessions, according to legal documents, were made to the priest by a minor girl regarding possible sexual abuse perpetrated by another church parishioner.

  • Posted: 07/11/2014
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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St. Louis fire department hides Planned Parenthood’s 911 calls about botched abortions

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal signs pro-life bill that could close three abortion clinics

Catholic bishops keep focus on abortion, marriage

Louisiana passes bill that could close three of its five abortion clinics

New abortion rules edge closer to final passage

Abortion providers must now hand out mental health pamphlets

Lawmaker pulls bill to make Holy Bible Louisiana’s official state book

Bill to make Bible Louisiana’s official state book passes House Committee

La. bill barring housing discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity fails

Abortion restrictions pass 85-6 out of Louisiana House

Baton Rouge’s definition of “family” weighed by Louisiana Supreme Court

    Diana Samuels at The Times-Picayune: “The ordinance says that only a ‘single family’ may rent homes in A-1 zoning districts, the most common residential designation in Baton Rouge. The law defines family as ‘an individual or two or more persons who are related by blood, marriage or legal adoption.’ It restricts more than two unrelated people from renting a home together, and, if the owner of the property lives in the home, prohibits more than four unrelated people from living there. . . . It raises questions, for example, about the effect on gay and lesbian residents. A gay couple with a foster child wouldn’t be allowed to rent a home together under the law.”

  • Posted: 03/25/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family

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Louisiana Senate kills attempt to remove “creationism statute” from state law

La. lawmakers revive debate over surrogacy births

Shreveport man wants Holy Bible to be Louisiana’s state book

House committee approves abortion restrictions likely to shutter clinics in south Louisiana

Consent decree bars Louisiana school district’s promotion of religion

Louisiana considers abortion restriction that closed Texas clinics

Jindal administration weighs in on Sabine Parish religious harassment lawsuit

Louisiana: “Same-sex couple clear adoption hurdle”

Four couples challenge Louisiana’s marriage amendment

Louisiana rescinds controversial abortion rules

Catholic church in Mandeville mulls its options after appeals court ruling

Louisiana: Appellate court rules against Catholic Church proposed for Old Mandeville

Louisiana seeks to make new abortion restrictions permanent

Sabine school board responds to ACLU suit over proselytization of student

ACLU sues Sabine Parish School Board for alleged proselytization of student

Jindal: DOJ ‘More Interested In Skin Color’ Than Education

“Lesbian couple in New Orleans celebrate Christmas as the parents of quintuplets”

Louisiana Court tosses fines on abortion provider

Shreveport, LA considers gender identity ordinance, vote on Tuesday

Bobby Jindal: Birth control should be over the counter

Louisiana Voucher Assault, Round 2: Justice’s lawsuit takes a bizarre turn to keep kids in rotten schools.

Jindal claims victory in fight with administration over La. voucher plan

Parents Applaud DOJ Retreat On Opposition To Louisiana Educational Choice Program